MAHLE and Ballard to cooperate on fuel cell development for commercial vehicles

  • MAHLE and Ballard Power Systems Inc. agree on cooperation
  • Goal is to develop and industrialize fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles of various weight classes
  • Focus on the needs of the European, North American, and Asian markets

“Climate neutral hydrogen is the energy carrierof the future and, at the same time, key for the achievement of climate targets for medium and heavy commercial vehicles” explains Dr.Jörg Stratmann, Chairman of the MAHLE Management Board and CEO. “Through our cooperation with Ballard, we will provide a strong stimulus to the development of fuel cell drives that are suitable for large-scale production.”

“Given increasing policy support for low-emission powertrains in particular, we are pleased to work with MAHLE on driving forward our shared vision of carbon-neutral heavy-duty transport,” says Randy MacEwen, CEO of Ballard Power Systems Inc.

MAHLE has been a series supplier for fuel cell vehicles for several years. The technology group based in Stuttgart/Germany holds a particularly strong position in the complex air intake system, the electronics, and the temperature control of fuel cell systems. The company consequently expandsits application portfolio for hydrogen for some time and also lobbies politically for support for fuel cell technology and hydrogen combustion.

Contacts in MAHLE Corporate Communications:

Ruben Danisch
Head of Corporate and Product Communications
Phone: +49 711 501-12199

Christopher Rimmele
Product, Technology, and Aftermarket Communications Spokesman
Phone: +49 711 501-12374

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